Spain goalkeeper David De Gea has signed a new four-year contract to stay with Manchester United only a week after his dream move to Real Madrid collapsed on transfer deadline day.
De Gea was left out of United’s opening games of the season as manager Louis van Gaal felt he could not focus amid interest from the Spanish giants.
The club’s Player of the Year for the past two seasons was replaced between the United sticks by Argentine Sergio Romero.
Although his move to Real fell through, with both clubs blaming each other for the 11th hour collapse, the 24-year-old’s contract is expected to include various release clauses.
His former contract was to expire next summer meaning he could have left for free on a Bosman.
The new contract, which also includes an option for a further year, guarantees United will now at least be handsomely rewarded for arguably the worlds best keeper should he leave.